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    I'm almost 20 and I've been depressed

    since I was 13. Things have gotten better, then worse, then better, then so much worse again. I'm trying so hard to do everything I can to be okay again because my depression puts a strain on my relationship with my boyfriend who I love so dearly.
    healedbydamage healedbydamage 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I am going on medication tomorrow.

    I was recently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, also known as Dysthymia. Since the 4th grade, and I'm now a Junior in High School. Years of being told I was making it all up by my parents and to "get over my attitude", the school finally stepped in and told them I...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    kidkid240 kidkid240 16-17, T 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I've gone through a rough few weeks with a dom,

    lost the person I cared about. Nothing is going right for me, just need someone to talk to xoxo
    SlaveRose53 SlaveRose53 18-21, F 47 seconds ago

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    i battle depression because of being rapt,

    molested ,and beaten from the ages of two tell i was nineteen i have constant relapse days were i don't wont to even get out of bed and if i see one lil thing on tv or see people do one lil thing out in public or hear lil words that they people that done this to me would do or...
    ecook19 ecook19 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Dear soul, We may have an ocean between us,

    or not. We may be different or sharing dreams. We may have met in the street today or we will someday. Maybe we will never see each other but it doesn't matter. You, reading this message, you are not alone. You are with me. Because I love you. So don't give up. I know this...
    PaleRaven PaleRaven 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 85 Responses Jul 9

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    SamanthaCat23 SamanthaCat23 22-25, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I wanna tell you how I feel,

    but I'm scared. Scared of being hurt again. Scared of you not feeling the same and scared of falling harder.
    KoltonKnoch KoltonKnoch 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    I have had depression

    for a while now, at first I didn;t understand what was going on - I had a battle with myself day in and day out.I did a lot of soul searching and did a lot of research online.I reluctantly didnt want to go down the route of medication, its hard i must admit, with little help and...
    Gangstress Gangstress 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so lonely to the point im crying.

    No guy wants me. I've never been loved in my life. It's not fair how some people get to be loved and others don't. I have no one that cares about me. There just is no point. I can't even get a man
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's strange, even when I'm happy I still feel

    like there's this sort of sadness in me deep down
    psychh psychh 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is a treatable disease.

    Don't be afraid to reach out for help from your doctor. Medication can correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. Never give up.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 18 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I hate black people,

    and I believe hitler should have gas chambered blacks too, black people are behind every crime, they steal stuff from malls rob banks killing is another work done by blacks. I think black people shouldn't be counted as humans, God has created blacks to serve us, they should have...
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    No matter how happy I am one day,

    the next morning I get dragged back into the black hole of depression.
    xmissunknownnx xmissunknownnx 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Idek why but I can be happy

    for a while and boom I'm depressed and want to die.
    thatyoungmetalhead thatyoungmetalhead 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My dad says he doesn't believe

    that I could be battling depression because I'm not that kind of girl, I'm not weak. He doesn't know how wrong he is..
    garcia9 garcia9 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    People are strange and mysterious creatures,

    most living mundane and demeaning lives that reek a peculiar stench of misery. We boast of supposed unchallenged intelligence yet we are by far the most irrational creatures that roam this earth. From altruistic tendencies to inconceivable influential urges to cry scarlet tears...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    This depression sucks everything I have

    that is suppose to be enjoyable and fills it with sadness, guilt, anger, and everything i don't want. It destroys me with thoughts I don't want to have. When I want to be happy, it reminds me that I'm not allowed to have fun or even enjoy the things in life. I want to be free...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    KoltonKnoch KoltonKnoch 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I've always imagined my life without my mom

    and how ****** it would be, my relatives would treat me like crap, like I'm nothing.
    apathy090 apathy090 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Why is it happening? Why?

    I don't want it to happen.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have severe depression

    and I am self conscious.I cry every night and I've attempted suicide 2 times.Im not Comfortable in my own skin.I don't like my face I think I'm too fat.I haven't had a girlfriend in hell,like 2 years.Im an ugly piece of trash that's what I feel like.Ugh Depression Sucks
    BrandonDay BrandonDay 18-21, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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